NOWA'S NEW ARRIVAL - LINVAL THOMPSON - NEGREA LOVE DUB
@linvalthompsondub @musiconvinyl #newarrival #reissue #limitededition #classicdub #numbered #orangevinyl #dubalbum #dubwise #dubtunes #rootsreggae #rockersstyle #rockersreggae #rootsandculture #dubversions #1978 #trojanrecords #linvalthompson #revolutionaries #channelone #ilovemarijuana #nowgasplace #followus #vinylstore #musicplace #recordshop #leidencity #dropby #getyours “Negrea Love Dub”, by some wrongly referred to as the dub counterpart of Linval Thompson’s epic debut album “I Love Marijuana” from 1978, is a bit of a curious affair. The 10-track dub set starts off with riddims long-time reggae fans will instantly associate with tunes from Gregory Isaacs’ self-produced LP “Cool Ruler” that came out on the African Museum imprint in 1978. Especially striking is the fact the these riddims aren’t re-cuts. They are exactly the same as the original versions – assuming that Gregory Isaacs was the one who used them first, although it easily could be the other way around.
The opener, “Rock Me In Dub”, is instantly recognized as the riddim Gregory Isaacs utilized for “Party In The Slum”, over which Linval Thompson voiced “Rock Me Baby”. This one, and also the other tracks featured here, confirm the importance of Sly Dunbar’s drumming, but also the keyboard skills of Ansel Collins which are always very cool. Others known from the “Cool Ruler”/”Slum In Dub” sets are “Channel One In Dub” (“Words Of The Father”/”Crofs”), “Negrea Africa Dub” (“One More Time”/”Tam Tam”), and “Thompson In Dub” (“John Public”/”Public Eyes”). However, here “Negrea Africa Dub” is the dub version of Linval Thompson’s “Rocking Vibration”, while “Thompson In Dub” is the dub counterpart to his tune “Super Star”. “Roots Dub” is Prince Jammy’s dub treatment of “Girl You Are A Cheater” from the singer’s “Love Is The Question” LP. Among the remaining tracks from the “Negrea Love Dub” there are a few dub goodies to be found including “Lion Dub”, the awesome “Natty Dread Dub” and “Africa Love Dub”, the dub version of “Jah Jah Dreader Than Dread”. The sound of the ten dubs featured here is hypnotic and its effects are euphoric to say the least.